What is Ride Transit Month?
Across Washington state, people are celebrating transit in the month of June. Riders, agencies, non-profits and large employers alike are getting in on the fun! Take a pledge, attend an event, share your story about why transit is important to you. Support your local transit and win prizes!
Just choose your favorite mode—bus, light rail, train, streetcar, ferry, vanpool, or water taxi—and enjoy the ride. Whether you’re new to transit or are a regular rider, we’re
all in this together
Take the Ride Transit Month Pledge
(Click the ticket to submit your pledge!)
How can I Participate?
Take the pledge: The easiest way to participate is by taking the pledge and committing to ride transit this month. Get on the ferry, hop on the bus, catch the train any time in June! You will be entered into weekly drawings for prizes such as Visa Gift Cards, Storm Game tickets, and more. Submit a story below to receive an additional entry and it may be featured in the weekly newsletter!
Attend Events: Check out our events page to see if there is anything going on near you!
Share on Social Media: Use the hashtag #ridetransit or #ridetransitwa on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and snap a pic of yourself on transit. Tell us why you ride and be entered for even more prizes!
Are you an employer/agency that would like to participate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
June 12th, 5:30-8:30pm
Gamma Ray Lounge 501 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Can you map a city by its transit system? Are you passionate about transit-oriented development? Do you like prizes, food, beverages, and meeting fellow transit nerds? If you answered yes to these questions, then Transit Trivia Night is for you!
June 14th, Coupeville, Whidbey Island
Take Island Transit for guided hikes in 3 parks. IT has a fare free system so the tours are also fare free. This is all on regularly scheduled buses so people can find out not only how to ride the bus but also how to get to interesting places or events.
June 20th, 6:00-8:00pm
University Heights: 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Join us for our featured community Transit Talk in our Ride Transit Month series. In this conversation we’ll discuss the new developments around fare enforcement on transit as well as how community members and transportation agencies work together to build a narrative towards more inclusive spaces. Come early and enjoy a light catered meal.
June 25th, 6:00-7:30pm
Gay City: 517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122
Hosted by Young Professionals in Transportation Seattle, join us for a community conversation/panel during Pride month to talk about the intersections of displacement, transportation, and the LGBTQ+ Seattle community.
June 26th, 5:30-8:00pm
WeWork Hawk Tower, 8th Floor, 255 South King Street
In response to a request from the Traffic Lab team for questions about transportation, one reader asked: Is it possible to speed up the construction of light rail? And if so, how? Other readers asked about equity in access to transit, from both a regional and socioeconomic perspective. Those were overwhelmingly the most popular questions among readers who voted on which they’d like us to answer. Here’s your chance to get your answers. Stick around after for some great food, drink, and even better discussion where you can meet your Traffic Lab team, other panelists, and further delve into our shared transportation future.
June 28th, 7:00-9:30pm
Alaska Airlines Arena: 3870 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Join other TCC supporters to cheer on Sue Bird, Jewell Lloyd, and the rest of the WNBA Champions as they face off against the Chicago Sky. Celebrate the end of Ride Transit Month and do it in style by wearing a Ride Transit T-Shirt with our section.
Why do you love riding transit?
“My favorite part about riding transit is the relationships I have made with my daily commuters. We have been riding together for 10+ years and now have dinner together once a month to celebrate all the birthdays in the month. Some have changed where they work and live, however, they still come to the monthly dinner. We would have not connected if not for taking the bus together!”
Transit Rider Dawna G.
I Ride On: Community Transit
“Last winter, I had a bank deposit in an envelope inside my book. Somehow the envelope dropped to the floor of the bus and I didn’t notice it. When I got to work and figured out that I didn’t have the envelope I was a little worried- for no reason apparently…..my driver not only turned the envelope in someone in the lost and found walked the deposit over to my bank and completed the transaction for me.”
Transit Rider Katherine K.
I Ride On: Spokane Transit
“I am low vision, and using King County Metro to get around town has made me more productive and comfortable working at Microsoft. Having every bus work with my Orca card, is great because I am confident wherever I am going, I can easily get on. The ability to use my phone to find bus stops and times makes me more independent. When I wanted to work at a startup in Seattle, I knew I could do it confidentially even though I lived in Bellevue because of the amazing infrastructure, service, and drivers across King County. Thank you King County Metro and Sound Transit!”
Transit Rider Jason G.
I Ride: King County Metro & Sound Transit